TV Review: Marvel’s The Punisher S2E13 The Whirlwind
Frank, Pilgrim, Madani, Russo, Amy, Curt and the Schultz family. No bullet is left unspent as season two comes to an explosive conclusion.
Can this episode wrap up all of the loose plot ends? The episode is packed and when it comes to every episode of the season, it’s the best. The pacing. What happens. It’s just an overall solid episode that does a good job of wrapping almost everything up.
There’s David. There’s Pilgrim. There’s David’s parents. There’s Billy. There’s Krista. It all wraps up impressively in less than an hour. And more impressively it feels like everything is given more than enough time to play out. And even better, it’s in a way that feels satisfying. Except one thing. One thing is utterly ridiculous.
It’s amazing that a season that has been so uneven and so poorly plotted actually pulls together in the final episode. This is the rare Marvel Netflix season where the villains feel like they’ve been dealt with correctly.
Having sat down and watched the entire season, the ending wasn’t quite worth it but it’s a good ending. There’s very little about the season that stands out. The 15 minutes of action per episode is some of the best Marvel has put out in Netflix shows but that doesn’t make up for the 35 minutes of plodding per episode.
Again, a solid example of when a show has too many episodes to work with.
Overall Rating: 8.5